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president obama on the passing of nelson mandela. our coverage continues throughout the evening and again on www.nbcwashington.com. >>> new at 5:00, tonight, we are hearing from one of the world's richest women who caused a deadly crash in northern virginia. >> 74-year-old jacqueline mars, co-owner of mars candy company pleaded guilty to reckless driving. julie carey reports it was the victim's relatives who spared mars from going to prison. >> reporter: these photos show the horrifying aftermath of what prosecutors say was a tragic accident on the afternoon of october 4th. a porsche suv crossed the center line of route 50 and struck a van carrying a family from texas who had come for a wedding. a van passenger, 86-year-old was killed instantly and the van's driver who was eight months pregnant lost her baby. today, inside a courtroom, that family asked for mercy for jacqueline mars. >> what we saw here today was the great moment in human forgiveness and compassion. >>reporter: news 4 reported mars told a rescuer she had fallen asleep at the wheel. she was not under the influence of drugs
the appeal. >>> a big red ribbon is hanging to raise awareness of hiv and aids. president obama spoke from the white house about the progress made in fighting this disease and pledging that america will continue to lead the world in finding a cure. the president said that $100 million will go towards an nih project to find new treatments. >>> if we stay focused, if we keep fighting and honor the memory of those we have lost, if we summon the same courage they have displayed by insisting however long it takes, i believe we are going win this fight. >> the president also reminded people that the affordable care act will allow people to get tested for aids free of charge. a u.s. initiative started under president bush helped treat tloz to 7 million people with aids in africa. despite that, plenty of work needs to be done in this country. more than 1 million people still live with that disease and one in five americans don't know they have hiv. prince george's county has one of the highest aids rates in the state of maryland. as our bureau reporter, zachary kiesch tells us, they are taking ste
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